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    • Shipping a pet and luggage

      Dublin Jan 30, 2017 at 1:42 AM

      Hello dear friends! In few weeks i will be traveling to Dublin and i will stay there for 3 months so i have to take my dogs (2 German Shepards) and a lot of stuff to the destination place. As i will be traveling from germany i guess taking it all on the plane would cost fortune. So I'm planning to ship my pets and majority of clothes etc ahead (my friend will be already there). I never shiped an animal so I dont hace any idea how to do it. Have you ever done this before?


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    • Shipping a pet and luggage

      Dublin Jan 30, 2017 at 1:42 AM

      Hello dear friends! In few weeks i will be traveling to Dublin and i will stay there for 3 months so i have to take my dogs (2 German Shepards) and a lot of stuff to the destination place. As i will be traveling from germany i guess taking it all on the plane would cost fortune. So I'm planning to ship my pets and majority of clothes etc ahead (my friend will be already there). I never shiped an animal so I dont hace any idea how to do it. Have you ever done this before?

      3 Answers Jan 30, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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      Sad News on Closure

      Ireland Jan 7, 2017 at 12:49 PM

      I would like to say a big thank you to the management and staff @ VT for running a clean ship and being one of the better Irish forums over many years.
      Anyone not wishing to ask on the more Klanish parent Forum of TA might want to look at Fodor's or Ireland Yes.
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      Piercings in ireland

      Ireland Dec 6, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      This is a totally random question, but I was just wondering how popular piercings are in Ireland? I'm American and have a total of 14 including my tongue, lip, and 2 in my nose..I was just kind of wondering if it's generally accepted or if I'll be getting weird or judging looks from people when I go to visit? I realize it's more than likely not a big deal, but if people who live in Ireland or have visited and know how a majority of the people feel about facial piercings there, I would really appreciate hearing about it. I've never left the country and I'm nervous about everything haha

      5 Answers Dec 7, 2016 at 8:24 AM
    • Hiring a private driver

      Ireland Nov 22, 2016 at 9:51 AM

      Has anyone ever hired a private driver in Ireland? This would be done in lieu of renting a car. Is it expensive? Recommended? I'm planning a drip that goes from Dublin south around the shore up to Galway and back to Dublin. This would probably be done in a week's time. Any help/advice would be appreciated.

      5 Answers Dec 22, 2016 at 12:14 PM
    • Mountjoy Street - Dublin

      Dublin Nov 14, 2016 at 6:35 AM

      I will be visiting Dublin starting tomorrow. My hostel is located on Mountjoy street, and recently I've read mixed review about the location. Generally this doesn't affect me, since I'm mostly a daytime traveler and tend to avoid unsafe areas/crowds. However, tomorrow I would be arriving around 9pm. My initial plan was to walk on foot from O'Connel Bridge, but in the light of the reviews I've read, I'm not so sure anymore. What do you recommend? Is there a real risk of getting mugged/attacked?

      Also, any other safety advice would be highly appreciated.

      Thanks a lot.

      2 Answers Nov 15, 2016 at 3:38 AM
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      Cork to Shannon

      Cork Nov 11, 2016 at 8:23 AM

      best way to get there. Cork airport, Flying out of Shannon in Aug 2017

      4 Answers Nov 12, 2016 at 12:08 PM
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      cork to shannon

      Ireland Nov 10, 2016 at 1:29 PM

      Looking for help to get to Shannon airport from Cork airport. I can't find any easy way. I am actually coming from Amsterdam in early August 2017. Did not want to fly via of Heathrow due to layovers and high cost flight via Heathrow. Any help would be appreciated.

      5 Answers Nov 24, 2016 at 3:13 AM
    • Waterford Worth it?

      Ireland Nov 8, 2016 at 5:54 AM

      I am travelling to Ireland next May and will be there for about 10 days. Due to time constraints my friend and I are going to be staying in the southern part of the country. I love Waterford Crystal and would like to go tour the factory and store. However, it seems that there isn't much else there to see so I'm not sure if we'd spend the night there. We will be travelling by train and it doesn't look like there is anywhere to store luggage for a few hours. With our limited time, is it worth it to go to Waterford? Are there other things we shouldn't miss there that I'm missing? Just for reference, we're planning to spend 3 nights in Dublin and then also hit Cork, Limerick, either Ennis or Shannon, visit the Cliffs of Moher, go to Galway and then make our way back to Dublin. What do you think? Should we go to Waterford? Thank you for any help you can give.

      11 Answers Nov 13, 2016 at 1:18 PM
    • Cheap accomodation & car rental

      Ireland Oct 27, 2016 at 4:42 AM

      Could someone suggest a home stay type accommodation for 4 for a week and cheaper car rentals?
      We intend to tour around some interesting places (nothing in mind yet) while attending son's graduation.

      5 Answers Nov 9, 2016 at 1:13 PM
    • Older Times in Drogheda

      Drogheda Oct 9, 2016 at 5:50 PM

      When I was a child my father took us to Ireland where he was from.
      he took us to see our uncle (his older brother) Patrick who lived in Drogheda but the pics I see are not how I remember it, it may be that it was on the outskirts I remember is was very quiet not many dwellings in fact my uncles home was very basic single story dwelling and it had an old stem roller outside.
      Just wondered if anyone has any clue as to where exactly this might have been long shot I know!

      2 Answers Oct 10, 2016 at 5:18 AM
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      Train from Dublin to Belfast

      Ireland Oct 5, 2016 at 10:09 AM

      We are going to Ireland in November and will be taking Irish Rail train from Dublin to Belfast. Is it necessary or advantageous to book those tickets in advance? I am a little hesitant to do that and lock into a departure time because we will be taking a bus from Dublin Airport to the Dublin train station. While flight is sceduled to arrive at 7AM who knows when we would eventually get to the station. I am thinking it might just be easier to buy tickets at train station. Would the Dubin-Belfast train be that crowded in November? Any advice would be most welcome.

      9 Answers Oct 10, 2016 at 4:52 AM
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      Rent or lease car for 3 weeks in Ireland

      Ireland Sep 21, 2016 at 4:03 PM

      We are going to Ireland for three weeks in November (I know not the best weather ! ) I have heard that leasing a car is often less expensive than renting. Also with a lease insurance is often included and the taxes are far less than renting. Anyone have experience with leasing or other rent/lease advice?

      We arrive in Dublin and will spend most of our time in the North. This is our fourth trip to Ireland. Most of the other trips we didn't need a car. The last time we rented a car there was many years ago in the early 70's.

      Any advice is much appreciated.
      Jim and Barbara

      5 Answers Sep 23, 2016 at 1:21 AM
    • Passport Control

      Dublin Sep 17, 2016 at 9:55 AM

      I will be travelling to Dublin via London Heathrow....Then after few days I will be travelling from Dublin to Belfast...So my travel itinerary is from Dublin to London Heathrow then to Belfast... I just want to ask if there's a passport control from dublin to belfast in london heathrow? Are they going to stamp my passport? Thank you so much....

      9 Answers Sep 20, 2016 at 11:32 AM
    • Overnight in Dublin B&B before return flight

      Ireland Sep 12, 2016 at 2:14 PM

      Have just returned after enjoyable vacation to Ireland, Paris plus tour of Scandinavian countries. My return flight was out of Dublin after arriving from Stockholm. I booked a B&B in Swords to be convenient to airport for early flight. Have booked hotels at airport on many trips but because of the high increase in rates decided to try B&B. On arrival had to carry my luggage upstairs. Room was pleasant and owner was welcoming showing me how to make the tea in room. Did not have a comfortable chair in the room to sit and relax just a small chiar at desk. I mentioned I had to leave early next morning to check in and get boarding pass and asked about breakfast to hear that the breakfast room would not be open before 8am. Asked if coffee would be ready and maybe a slice of toast. Response that I could make instant coffee in room or cup of  tea. I ordered a taxi to pick me up after 7:30 am and decided to eat light breakfast at airport. Would not want to waste my time having to make tea in room when busy packing and getting ready for departure. Wondering if this is the routine in most B&Bs ? Had a similar problem leaving hotel in Killarney few weeks earlier. They did not tell me that nobody would cover desk in lobby when I needed to leave to get on train at 7:40am. Said I could phone for a taxi and that the kitchen staff would not be open to make the coffee. This is place is listed as 4* boutique hotel. When I went down with my luggage the place was in darkness. I paid 130euros a night to stay there. I  would not return to any of the places again. Leaving Stockholm at end of tour, the tour guide informed me that I could have breakfast any time after 5:45am since I had to take a bus to Arlanda airport from hotel and when I went down at 6am the buffet breakfast was set up so I enjoyed a nice relaxing breakfast leaving. Most likely I will not use B&Bs again if they cannot deliver the service that they are supposed to provide to guests. I expected better in this day and age. Anyone else have this experience of not getting breakfast before 8am. Thanks.

      12 Answers Sep 15, 2016 at 6:08 AM
    • Long layover

      Dublin Sep 7, 2016 at 8:24 AM

      My husband and I have a long layover from Madrid. Arrive 10:30 pm, leave 3:50 pm next day. Just want to walk around and experience Dublin and have a good breakfast. What hotel, does airport have luggage storage?

      3 Answers Sep 8, 2016 at 2:58 AM
    • Hostel for long termers

      Dublin Sep 4, 2016 at 12:54 AM

      Hello, I want to spend my winter in dublin, do you know a nice cheap hostel where it's possible to stay a few months ?
      Thanks :)

      2 Answers Sep 4, 2016 at 3:46 AM
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      Shopping in Dublin ( for men's )

      Dublin Sep 3, 2016 at 12:01 PM

      How much will it cost to buy a men's long coat and jacket in Dublin market ?

      3 Answers Sep 5, 2016 at 1:11 PM
    • Dublin - how many days?

      Ireland Sep 2, 2016 at 8:42 AM

      Experienced travelers have advised to not spend too much time in Dublin, as the rest of the country is where to spend our time. Do you agree?

      9 Answers Sep 4, 2016 at 3:05 PM
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      Using Aircoach from Dublin airport to Fitzpatrick Castle

      Dalkey Aug 30, 2016 at 9:44 AM

      I will be visiting Dublin in a couple of weeks and was wanting to possibly use the Aircoach from the airport. My wife, daughter and their luggage (a lot) will be coming...along with my carry-on. I was wondering if the Aircoach to Fitzpaterick Castle goes to the hotel lobby parking area or drops people off at the bottom of hill...if so, taxi or Uber it is...we're talking about a lot of luggage.
      Thanks, Walt

      1 Answer Aug 30, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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      National Leprechaun Museum

      Dublin Aug 28, 2016 at 6:21 PM

      Two days in Dublin... should I go to the Leprechaun Museum?

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2016 at 3:31 AM
    • Waterford Crystal

      Ireland Aug 24, 2016 at 3:17 PM

      Is it possible to get great deals on Irish made Crystal? I'm not picky about the brand. if so, in what town/store?

      3 Answers Aug 26, 2016 at 1:41 PM
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      Killalane Road Races September 2016

      Ireland Aug 22, 2016 at 5:43 PM


      My husband and I will be on our 1st trip to Ireland in September and would love to go to the Killalane Road Races, but, we came across an article that they are cancelled.

      Can anyone confirm that for me?

      Thank you and much appreciated :)


      2 Answers Aug 22, 2016 at 9:02 PM
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      One week road trip!

      Ireland Aug 21, 2016 at 1:35 AM


      My wife and I (mid 30's, adventurous) are heading to Ireland for a week in October, and have hired a car with the plan to road trip around the island.

      I have envisaged the following itinerary, is it doable, and does anyone have any other suggestions?

      Day 1: Arr Dublin, Dublin – Belfast
      Day 2: Belfast
      Day 3: Belfast – Giants Causeway – Derry – Swanlinbar (family)
      Day 4: Swanlinbar – Galway
      Day 5: Galway – Blarney/Cork
      Day 6: Cork – Dublin
      Day 7: Dublin
      Day 8: Dep Dublin

      5 Answers Aug 25, 2016 at 2:27 AM
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      Kinsale Aug 19, 2016 at 12:47 PM

      We've been to Ireland ,last year...more around Galway 8 days, and Dublin a 10 days in kinsale good, or more or less.......we like walking the old streets with shops and food...not big in bar scene....can u help....I know u can. Thanks,,,Martin

      5 Answers Aug 21, 2016 at 6:07 AM
    • Is Ennis a good base for hiking?

      Ennis Aug 16, 2016 at 6:00 AM

      I'll be flying into and out of Shannon and have 3 full days. I am on foot - no car. Would like to see towns, music and hiking. Is the bus service from Ennis good enough to get to good hiking (Burrens, coasts, etc) that I can use Ennis as my base town? Thank you :)

      4 Answers Aug 16, 2016 at 2:16 PM
    • Traveling with tour to Copenhagen, Norway, Sweden returning to Dublin/JFK

      Ireland Aug 8, 2016 at 12:40 PM

      Arriving into Ireland end of next week August and need advice on best method to purchase foreign currencies for my tour. I contacted Irish Bank today which was a waste of time. They could not place my order which I would pay for with Debit in Euros and pick up on arrival. Said I would need to visit the branch and complete order forms. Then advised the bank only handles money to use in Sweden. This did not help either as Stockholm will be the last stopover before leaving on return flight to Dublin and on to JFK.

      Will travel on A/F flight to Copenhagen to join tour. I need to have some money to use in Denmark on arrival in case I take a taxi or train getting to hotel. I am arriving on a Saturday and need advice please on best way to get the currencies.

      I know there are foreign exchange kiosks at most airports but not sure if one can purchase currency using Euros debit card. Some meals are included and paid for on tour. I need to have some money on arrival in Copenhagen. Is it easy to get money at airports?
      Will visit Killarney for 3 nights mid week on arrival, then Donegal Town for 2 and one night near Dublin before I begin the tour. Know that the banks in Ireland are closed on Saturday so greatlyl appreciate help with this matter please. Thank you.

      4 Answers Aug 9, 2016 at 2:57 PM
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      Last night accomodation

      Ireland Aug 7, 2016 at 12:15 PM

      Hello all,

      I was wondering if I could get some Dublin airport hotel accomodation recommendations for our last night's stay before flying home on September 22nd. Our flight leaves at 1:50pm. We will need a hotel that offers free shuttle service.

      Thanks for your time! :)


      2 Answers Aug 7, 2016 at 2:46 PM
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      Road trip

      Ireland Aug 7, 2016 at 12:04 AM

      Wel, as usual, my question is in fact questions:
      We are thinking to go next year to Ireland.
      Do you think 14 days are enought for doing the tour by car of the island ?
      What are the place we we can not miss, that we must see for sure ? (city, building, nature, landscape, ... )
      Thanks !

      6 Answers Aug 13, 2016 at 1:44 AM
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      Small Engine Flight / Aerial Tour

      Ireland Aug 3, 2016 at 3:49 PM

      Looking for to have a flight around either Dublin area or Galway. an hour or two. Just a nice aerial tour. Any one know any small engine plane operators for hire?

      3 Answers Aug 4, 2016 at 10:59 AM
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      best transportation from airport to Hotel

      Dublin Jul 31, 2016 at 6:28 AM

      Wife and I are traveling to Dublin this Aug from 9-16 and wondering the best transportation from the Dublin International Airport to The Castel Hotel.


      2 Answers Jul 31, 2016 at 2:59 PM